User and Player Engagement in Local News and/as Interactive Narratives

  • Torbjörn SvenssonEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10690)


This paper presents a new approach to the understanding of gamification within the context of local news, foregrounding the varied ways that games and interactable narratives engage player/readers through increased interactability, relationship-building and dynamic storytelling. The research extends a model of Self Determination Theory in an approach for development of a new kind of local digital news-service where readers are given more possibilities to interact with the non-fiction narratives of news stories.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SkövdeSkövdeSweden

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